The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 151, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 2, 1938 Page: 4 of 4
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THE SHAMROCK TEXAN, Shamrock, Texas
Wednesday, November 2,
i IN STAMPS
Soft Seat in the Southland t
Gambia, the Real "Bush"
Country of Africa
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CMALLEST and northernmost of
, the British West African de-
pendencies is Gambia. It consists
•f a stretch of land op both sides
of the treacherous, meandering
Lower Gambia The colony, with
the protectorate dependent upon
It, has an area of approximately
4000 square miles, and nearly
every foot represents the real
“bush" country of the travel books
end adventure yarns.
Foi away from the river and
•the swamps, the country is hilly, |
densely lush. There is nearly ev-
ery conceivable variety of fern,
the. mangrove tree, mahogany and
,rosewood, the rubber vine, and
Oil palm The animals include
maneless lions, a few elephants,
Jeopards, many species of antelope,
monkeys, bush cow and wild boar.
In the Gambia and tributaries the
hippopotami and crocodiles
So the country is not conducive
to white habitation, and for that
matter there is very little of it.
The people are almost entirely of
Negroid race Some four-fifths of
the natives are Mohammedans
The European residents are trad-
ers, officials and missionaries.
Bathurst is the capital, only
town of any size, with a popula-
tion over 10,000, including a few
score foreigners It is built on
St. Mary’s island. It assumes a
new importance today, as air-
planes often land there en route
across the South Atlantic. A cur- !
rent stamp of Gambia, featuring 1
the new British monarchs, is j
(Copyright, 1938, NEA Service. Inc.)
MRS. BARNETT AND
PROMISES FEDERAL OFFICERS
SHE WILL STAY AWAY
• FROM MANSION
The sun shines bright on this happy child of North Carolina as
she rides to market on a load of downy cotton. Surpluses and
cotton prices may worry the planters who employ her Mammy
and Pappy but they have no place in her light-hearted
1 scheme of things.4
World War Power Now a Farmer
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Sanders are
the" parents of a baby boy born last
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Campbell an-
nounce the birth of a baby boy
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Willingham are
the parents of a baby boy bom this
Word was received here that
Owen B. Harvey, student at Texas 1
Tech, Lubbock, was operated for ap-
pendicitis in a Lubbock hospital
Tuesday. His mother and father, I
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Harvey are with 1
Mrs. W. L. Martin, who has been
in the Clinic hospital for the past
two weeks, was able to return to
her home Tuesday.
Twenty years ago David Lloyd George was directing the confer-
ences to end the World War, Today he is directing operations on
his 160-acre farm near Churt, England. AboVe, the part-author of
the Versailles treaty watches a giant “gyro-tiller” at work.
Robert Cardwell is in the Clinic
hospital for medical treatment.
THREE LEAF CLUB
The Three Leaf Home Demon-
stration club will meet Friday after-
noon with Mrs. John Daberry at
2:30. All members are urged to be
PLOTTING MOON’S ECLIPSE NOV. 7
6:12 5:08 3:45 2:41
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cused of harboring the notorious fu-
Chapman, a former El Dorado
Ark., contractor, turned outlaw dur-
ing the depression.
Chapman's companion refused to
talk after being placed in an unan-
nounced jail. Federal agents sought
to establish his identity through
Major Roden sai dhe believed
Chapman’s companion was Dave
Graves. Roden said Graves was
wanted on robbery charges.
Made Daring Holdups
Grady White, proprietor of the
roadhouse where Birdsong said
Chapman had been hiding, was ar-
Moher Earth, whose swains and sweethearts cherish the light oi me
moon as an accompaniment to sighs and simpers, will cast her shadow
over the moon in the late afternoon hours of Nov. 7. The eclipse effect-
ed by the earth’s coming between the sun and the moon, will begin at
3.45 p. m. central standard time. The diagram above shows the time
of the moon’s entrance and departure from the shadow of the earth
Beginning of the eclipse will be partly visible at Washington and its
final stage will be visible throughout North America, except the ex-.
treme western and northwestern parts.
"When Better Pictures Arc Shown
The Liberty Will Show Them”
Thursday and Friday—
m Of Paradise”
rested. White’s woman friend, Babe
Williams, and his sister, Mrs. O. P.
Miller, were also held on charges
of harboring a fugitive.
Chapman’s record includes a ser-
ies of daring bank holdups and
prison escapes. His latest escape was
from the Texas state prison where
he was serving a cumulative sent-
ence of 85 years on three robbery
and kidnaping charges. Neshoba
county, Mississippi, had long been
reported as a favorite Chapman
The importance of salt as a med-
ium of exchange was mentioned by
Marco Polo in his report on the fi-
nancial system of the Mongolian
emperors in his time.
With Phil Regan and
I THE I
DOES IT |
The man who is paying out
bis farm is working toward
the goal of independence and
We have helped many farmers
to own their land—maybe we
can help you.
J- H. CAPERTON, Set.
Shamrock and Lela Hill
N. F. L. A.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2.—Mrs.
Maxine Sturgis, daughter of Mrs.
Anna Laura Barnett, was released
from the Los Angeles county jail
Tuesday when she promised feder-
al authorities she would, stay away
from the Wilshire Boulevard home
from which they were evicted Sun-
Tire release was made after a con-
ference in the office of United
States Commissioner David B, Head.
Authorities said Mrs. Barnett, widow
of Jackson Barnett, wealthy Indian
who was a ward of the government,
would be accorded the same priv-
ilege if she also would make the
Still pending against the two wo-
men are charges of resisting the of-
ficers who threw them out of the
mansion the federal government in-
sists is no longer theirs. They must
appear Nov. 10 to answer the charg-
Meantime, United States District
Attorney Ben Harrison said he
would seek a federal grand jury in-
dictment, but he indicated the cal-
endar was too crowded for this to
come up Wednesday as was antici-
Was their hideout. The building was
owned by Gula.
‘‘They demanded a ransom of
$25,000. The victim was compelled'
to write a note and address it to I
his brother Irving Farber.
"Irving was unable to meet the :
ransom demands. But in negotia-j
tlons he agreed over the telephone j
rPHE sea captain who waited to
A put his trousers on in hit
cabin when his ship was in dan-
ger wasn't going out on a hart
Ethiopia has as its religion Chris-
tianity of the Coptic sect; and its.,
people are generally illiterate.
(Continued from Page 1)
“Although 34 telephone calls were
made between Dec. 4 and Jan. 3 to
obtain the money,” Hoover contin-
ued, "no actual contact was made
until Jan. 3, when Hugo was in-
structed to go to Loew's Commodore
"Hugo was to receive a telephone
call in the lobby, which he did. It
directed him to go to a mezzanine
floor exit. From here he was to
throw the money to the Street.
'Hugo, however, wanted more
identification, and he did not throw
Arthur Already Dead
“But Arthur Fried had been dead
these many weeks. He was killed
four days after the kidnaping in the
apartment of Joseph Sacoda.
"Sacoda shot him through the
Hoover said Sacoda and Gula car-
ried the body to a car and carried
it to a fraternal organization’s lodge
where Sacoda was employed as a
porter and thus had access.
"They dragged the body to the
furnace and shoved it in,” Hoover
continued. "The body was burned
while Sacoda and Gula waited four
hours heaping more coal on the
Working on Levine Case
Hoover prefaced his statement
with the remark that "as you all
know a special squad has been
working in New Vork on the (Peter)
Levine and Fried cases. During the
investigation we have run into sev-
eral kidnapings unknown to the
public. These have been solved.”
(Peter D. Levine, 12 - year - old
schoolboy of New Rochelle, N. Y.,
disappeared Feb. 24 and three
months later, on May 29 his head-
less, wire-bound body was found
floating in Long Island sound. The
Levine case remained unsolved.)
“Farber was seized by one man
who drove him away several blocks,"
he said. “A second man Joined the
first in the automobile.
"After driving Farber away, two
others iollowed in another auto.
They drove to a vacant store which
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to pay $1,900.
“On April 18, 1938. the money was
thrown from the Williamsburgh
bridge on the Brooklyn side. Shortly
after payment of that money Ben-
jamin Farber was released on the
East River drive.”
Hoover said the arrests were made
over the week-end.
Because his feet were tired a
Chicago postman threw away
tetters instead of delivering
them. Disclaiming wordy goods
to save his sole, no doubf.
DR. V. R. JONES
I 214 N. Main St. Rhone 122
| Office Hours—8:30 to 12:00 A. Mq
1:00 to 5:00 P. M.
I ALSO repair any Spectacle
SHERIFF GETS ANGRY
AFTER SECOND CRASH
The Hallowe’en witch whe
rides over London this year had
better use a bullet-proof vest foi
a saddle on the broomstick.
PANA, 111,—Forrest Phillips ran
into Deputy Sheriff William Mc-
Glnley’s car twice in thirty minutes,
which accounted for the fact that
he spent the night in Jail.
Tiie deputy sheriff dismissed the
first collision as an accident but the
second, in another part of the city,
made him mad. He booked Phillips
on a charge of driving while intoxi-
TEXAN ADS GET RESULTS!
A New Jersey society pro-
tests swinging Bach music,
thus starting a “Bach to nor-
Do the pumpkins shaped by an
Ohio farmer to resemble celebri-
ties, look pie-eyed?
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Bones, Percy. The Shamrock Texan (Shamrock, Tex.), Vol. 35, No. 151, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 2, 1938, newspaper, November 2, 1938; Shamrock, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth525714/m1/4/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Shamrock Public Library.